First, a disclaimer: I don’t really think that SP is retarded. Not much, anyway. She’s found a role that suits her well and has her making money and in the spotlight, so she’s gonna sink her teeth into it and hold on for as long as she can. While I don’t like about, oh, 97% of the stuff she says – and coincidentally, 97% of the stuff she says is an effort to get attention and further her brand – I certainly don’t blame her for finding her shtick and sticking with it. Fuck, if I could find some way to make millions off of making myself seem like some sort of family-values savant, you can bet I’d…well, at least think about it. Not sure if I’d do it, although I do know I have my price and it is insultingly low for a man with as much class as I possess. But as usual I digress (that should be my blog title); back on topic. Here’s some bonus reading, Sarah – to nobody’s surprise – defending Dr. Laura: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews_excl/ynews_excl_pl3441
Let me do exactly what I shouldn’t do (wink wink!) – give Palin more attention – by breaking down some of the things she said.
“Dr.Laura: don’t retreat … reload!” – More proof of her idiot genius. This is a perfect Palin quote; it allows her to be disingenuous and claim there was nothing violent meant by the quote and that it wasn’t intended to make people think of firearms, when that was exactly what it was meant to do. I think that most people, if not given any context, would assume the word “reload” refers to firearms. It’s just this kind of behavior by Palin that makes me want to see her molested by Kimbo Slice. Yes, I’m kidding, I wouldn’t really want to watch that. The “I’m jest plain folks and I didn’t mean it like you elitists want to make it sound!” act annoys the fuck outta me.
“(Steps aside bc her 1st Amend.rights ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence”isn’t American,not fair”)” “Dr.Laura=even more powerful & effective w/out the shackles,so watch out Constitutional obstructionists. And b thankful 4 her voice, America!)” – So many things wrong with this. First off, people protesting something somebody said isn’t a violation of first amendment rights. Nobody is saying that she doesn’t have the right to say what she did; they’re saying she has to face the consequences for what she said. Big difference – which, of course, Palin knows. She’s just firing up her base and getting idiots like me to give her more attention. Mission accomplished, Sarah!
Second – so Dr. Laura is even more powerful when she’s free to say nigger whenever she wants? Nice race-bating, Sarah. Also, well done on slipping “constitutional obstructionists” in there so you can keep you hall pass into Tea Partyville. This has nothing to do with the constitution, except that now everything has something to do with the constitution. To retards, that is, and those wishing to appeal to retards. Also, nice attempt at making Dr. Laura into a martyr; what group are you trying to appeal to there, Mama Grizzly?
And finally – don’t tell me what to be thankful for. If somebody has to tell you to be thankful for something like that, they’re probably sanctimonious, overbearing assholes pushing an agenda (like me, minus the sanctimonious part). Fuck you, Sarah Palin. I’m thankful I live in America, where people are free to say things like that, and they’re also free to deal with the consequences.
More finally: this song fits in this blog: